Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Clinic
Babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) need specialized care and follow up after discharge from the hospital. The CDH clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides follow-up medical care, and guidance for CDH patients through age 12. The team includes CDH experts from many medical disciplines including neonatologists, pediatric surgeon, neurologists, pulmonologist, nurses, dietitians, speech pathologists and therapists. The clinic provides this coordinated care for your child’s medical needs in one location.
Medical Challenges Cared for in the CDH Clinic
- Chronic lung disease/oxygen need
- Reactive airway disease/asthma like symptoms
- Developmental delays
- Bowel obstruction
- Growth failure
- Oral aversion
- Hearing loss
- Reherniation of the diaphragm
- Musculoskeletal deformities like scoliosis
Appointments and Location
Conditions We Treat
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